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Fluidigm AccuLift Laser Capture Microdissection System

Fluidigm has launched the AccuLift Laser Capture Microdissection System, which enables precise and efficient capture of individual cells or larger tissue regions from frozen and FFPE tissue sections for DNA, RNA, and protein biomarker analysis using sequencing, real-time PCR, or mass spectrometry. Fluidigm said that it collaborated with Lance Liotta, codirector of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at George Mason University, to develop the AccuLift product portfolio. The new system features a patent-pending design including a high-precision stage and uniquely aligned IR and UV lasers. It also features a new capture method developed in Liotta's laboratory that increases the efficiency of cellular capture and extraction.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.